20 November 2009

Working Girl..Retired and Repurposed.

What a brilliant idea! Planters from Etsy seller Giddy Spinster

23 October 2009


This new ric rac from Riley Blake Designs is just luscious and has the air of days gone by. I want every color. You can see more here in my favorite fabric shop on Etsy, Fabric Shoppe.

14 October 2009


With names like Honeycomb, Big Drip, and Chocolate Splat, these clocks with their high design and functionality are a hit. Pilot Design have clocks worthy of collecting more than just one.

10 October 2009

Flickr Findings

I found these great images on Flickr. These are some amazing shots and with a curious eye. Below are some tastings of the work. You can see more here.

06 October 2009

Coolest Chair Ever.

This chair will definitely spark your work day up. You can find it here.

30 September 2009

Scandinavia, Playboy, and Me

Mid-Century modern is an architectural, interior and product design form that generally describes mid-20th century developments in modern design, architecture, and urban development from roughly 1933 to 1965. Scandinavia was a huge part of this movement and remains, in my opinion, some of the best design ever. Enter Jens Risom. One of the first Danish pioneers of design to bring Scandinavian values of function and craftsmanship to the United States. Jens Risom was part of a new vanguard that helped establish post-war America's leadership role in modern furniture design and manufacturing. Risom, who, with Hans Knoll, began priming the market for modern design as early as 1941 with the Risom-designed 600 line for Knoll. It included the first Knoll chair ever. During their 120th Commencement Ceremonies, The Rhode Island School of Design conferred an Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts degree on Risom, noting he was "one of the most influential furniture designers of the 20th century."

Enter Playboy. The Danish-American furniture designer recalls: “Playboy wanted to become highbrow, you know. It never really worked, but they started out with a big series on architects, and then there was one on furniture designers. The center-fold, which normally pictured a lovely, yummy girl, was instead replaced by a picture of six male furniture designers!” Though the enlightened editorial direction at Playboy in the early 1960s didn’t stick, DWR can attest that the magazine was onto something.

Enter Me. On one of my thrifting adventures I became a very lucky girl. I saw a piece of furniture that I really liked but absolutely did not need. It was in great condition but was going to be trouble to get home and where to put it. It stayed in my mind for several days so I went back with my fiancé and he loved it. As we were checking it out he noticed the paper label and signature. It was a Jens Risom original. Needless to say, $45.00 later, we were the proud owner of design history. I am a lucky girl. yes, I said $45.00

29 September 2009

Vernon Ave Handbags in Print!

I am very thankful that Haute Handbags approached me! Haute Handbags is a special publication from Stampington & Company, all about handmade handbags and clutches! They have over 30 publications such as Stuffed, Art Quilting Studio, Where Women Create, and Somerset. Vernon Ave has a double page spread in the autumn edition. It is full of great artists, techniques, and ideas for experts and beginners alike.

28 September 2009

Where the Wild Things Are Faux Fur Debuting Today!

This is very exciting to me! I adore this book. In collaboration with the director Spike Jonze, Opening Ceremony has come out with these gorgeous Where the Wild Things Are faux fur pieces! You can check them out on their website! Spike Jonze has a good read of a blog, as well.

23 September 2009

Penchant for Pyrex

I love pyrex. I don't have near as many as I would like. I like to find them in thrift stores and never buy them online. The colors are really great, they work really well and they are recycled! I found this pic online and it is a great shop in Chicago, Jazze Junque. Stop by if you are in Chitown!

21 September 2009

ok, I have been a very bad girl.....

yes, I know. I have not made any posts for quite a while. I am learning more and more that no post, no readers... so... here is a little bit of what I have been doing.

30 July 2009

Thirsty Thursday

For the drinker "on the go!" from Vinegar Vintage.

Plaid Vintage Cocktail Glasses from Modish Vintage

27 July 2009

Simple elegance and outlandish style, two new team members

I am the new member of "Carried Away: Etsy Bag Maker Team!" Below is an excerpt from the team blog. Thanks for the props and the warm welcome!

Weather you feel sassy enough to carry this great showstopping mod floral clutch from new team member Vernon Ave or a little more into the reserved elegance that is this modern punk and brown clutch from Esther Chung, the members of Carried Away make bags to fit ANY mood or event. Let's say hello to our two newest members!

You should read the entire article Here!

Music Monday

Vintage Handheld Radio in powder blue. Ahhhh....refreshing and perfect for any vintage radio collector or old skool fun. You can get this immediately at Crabville in Autumn.

24 July 2009


Doll Cake - Dog Tag Key Chain from Stitchy McYarnpants

Welcome to Flavor Friday! I will be featuring some of my favorite tasty treats on Friday! These are my Etsy picks for today! Enjoy!

09 July 2009

"Un cortadito, por favor..."

Cafe con leche, originally uploaded by Chris Blanar.
awww...memories of cuban coffee. I lived in Miami for several years and really do miss the coffee! It put me into motion everyday, that is FOR SURE!

07 July 2009

ummm....love, love, love!

Flickr find of the day, Petra Boase mug. You can check it out on
Print & Pattern !

06 July 2009

Taste Like Candy....

Yummy! A match made in heaven. My new wristlet in my Etsy shop and a trio of sweet Vespas.

04 July 2009

Firecrackers, Smoking Jackets, and Martinis Don't Mix.

If I were to have a Fourth Party today, I would want to use these great "Drunken Tags" by Farouche. A great shop with great art prints, stationery and lots of fun stuff. Also, check these great "Worst Pickup Line" cards like "Are You a Parking Ticket? 'Cause You've Got Fine Written All Over You!". he-he

01 July 2009

Donna Reed Gets Down and Dirty in the 90210...

Omigawd is all I can say. Amazing vintage dresses from Timeless Vixen Vintage! This shop has selections that are perfection! Donna Reed, Mary, Joan and Grace would be proud! If this were only my closet! So dreamy!